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QUETZALCOATL

Picture of the Aztec Creator God QUETZALCOATL from our Aztec mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Aztec Creator God

Also known as QUETZACOATL, TLAHUIZCALPANTECUHTLI

The famed Aztec Feathered Serpent God

Son of Creator God biggie OMETECUHTLI, he also makes the odd appearance as EHECATL.

QUETZALCOATL’s brother is XOLOTL and his mother is Top Goddess COATLICUE. He helped create the cosmos and instigated the system of universal death and rebirth. Think wind rippling through grasses and foliage, green plumes, feathers, scales.

QUETZALCOATL ruled the Fifth World Cycle and created fifth-generation humans by sprinkling his blood over the bones of the previous tenants. Of course the bones first had to be rescued from MICTLAN, which was no easy task as MICTLANTECUHTLI was playing finders-keepers.

QUETZALCOATL brought culture to mankind and also agriculture. But most importantly, he brought chocolate!

It is a fairly little-known fact that the great QUETZALCOATL was originally KUKULCAN, the feathered serpent god of the Maya. This is a clear case of Aztec copyright theft.

QUETZALCOATL FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : QUETZALCOATL
Location : Aztec Mexico
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Creating
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GREAT, really beneficial
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : QUETZACOATL, TLAHUIZCALPANTECUHTLI
Popularity index : 32320

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Article last updated on 25 March 2013 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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